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9 proven ways to get what you need in the hardest interviews

All professional communicators face difficult interviews sometimes, with people who can’t or won’t give you what you need. How do you respond? Do you get tough with your questions like a reporter or a prosecutor? Do you smile and nod and hope that you can somehow make sense of this later? And then do you walk away[…]

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10 proven tips for successful media training, interviews

  The phrase “media training” can strike fear in anyone not used to talking to reporters. But it doesn’t have to. An interview with a reporter can stir some common anxiety — and, just as dangerously, a dismissive arrogance. That’s the same from the C-suite to public relations agencies, from town halls to small businesses.[…]